Cotton, P., & Daly, N. (2015). Cross Continental Readings of Visual Narratives: An analysis of Six Books in the New Zealand PictureBook Collection. Bookbird: a Journal of International Children’s Literature, 53(2), 36–45.
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This article argues that, by analyzing the ways in which illustrators use certain visual codes, we can learn much about a country's history/culture and demonstrates this by analyzing the visual narratives of six picture books from the New Zealand Picture Book Collection (NZPBC) Emphasis is placed on how the front covers-which introduce both the stories and the new culture to young readers-are used to facilitate cultural understanding by focusing on Intercultural stimuli/cultural exchanges; respecting beliefs/values; observing cultural lifestyles, sharing visual imagery and discussing the interplay between text and image
This article has been published in Bookbird: a journal of international children's literature. Used with permission.
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